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Pandemics in Perspective: Viruses and Man

An arranged compilation of my notes from the book: Viruses and Man, by F. M. Burnet (1953).

Viruses and Man, by F. M. Burnet (1953)

As I said in introductions to the first and second posts of this article series, Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year was probably the best book to begin this study, as it seems to cover the whole spectrum of situations and incidents that can arise in a pandemic, whilst presenting them in an accessibly narrative form. Following Defoe’s most insightful story, I decided to select one of the academic books in my collection to read next—that being, Viruses and Man, by F. M. Burnet (1953).

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